BENEFITING: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc.
ORGANIZER: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Inc.
EVENT: Give Detroit Challenge
*** Update number three: Me and Nick jumped in the river!! And it was SO SO SO cold. But also incredibly fun (and yes, very safe, mom!) Video will be on my Facebook shortly!
This whole process has been a blast, even though I'm just making it up as I go along.
The next challenge is still in the works - and this time I am accepting requests!
Thank you again to my wonderful and generous donors who have made this possible. From the beginning I have believed that a great number of people giving what they can would make a great impact, and you have proved me right! Thank you all for your generousity.
*** Thanks to those of you who contributed last week to my challenge to get over $200. I kept my end of the bargain and ate a whole plate of disgusting mushrooms (my least favorite “food” ever) – feel free to enjoy the video evidence posted on Facebook! Thanks to the wonderful donors who put me over the $200 mark.
The next phase of the challenge is an exciting one – I have not one but TWO donors who have agreed to match any donations coming in during the next 7 days, up to $100. So if you’ve been looking to stretch your money, now is the time as any donations (up to $100) will be tripled!
I am really excited and honored to have the chance to raise $300 in a week. To celebrate, I will do a polar plunge in the Huron River in Ann Arbor should this challenge be met. Again, video evidence will be shared, and to top it off, my buddy Nick McLarnan has agreed to jump in the river as well.
- If I raise $100 in donations this week, two anonymous matching donors will also contribute $100 each, so there’s $300 to be made in the next 7 days! Triple your donation by contributing this week!
- If we reach that goal, I will jump in the Huron River
- More importantly, Nick McLarnan will also jump in the Huron River
- Jumping in the cold, dirty Huron River will still be better than eating mushrooms***
NKFM is awesome, and I'm excited to help support the NKFM in the 2015 Give Detroit Challenge! Read on for a great list of reasons why you should join me!
More than 900,000 people in Michigan have chronic kidney disease. . .
And most of them don’t even know it.
26 million Americans over the age of 20 have chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the U.S.
High blood pressure is the second leading cause.
African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans are at an increased risk for developing CKD from kidney disease.
African-Americans are four times more likely to develop kidney failure because of diabetes than Caucasians.
African Americans are also 6.5 times more likely to develop kidney failure because of high blood pressure.
More than 70% of all kidney failure caused by diabetes or high blood pressure could be prevented or delayed by eating healthy, getting exercise, and taking the right medications.
Rest assured that your donation dollars go further at NKFM. NKFM has earned eight consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading charity evaluator. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that the NKFM adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 2% of the charities rated have received at least 8 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that NKFM outperforms most other charities in America.